Antarctica tourism poses pollution threat

Associated Press
In this Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 photo, a downhill ski run photographed from an over-snow vehicle near New Zealand's Scott Base on Ross Island in Antarctica. Tourism is rebounding here five years after the financial crisis stifled what had been a burgeoning industry. And it’s not just retirees watching penguins from the deck of a ship. Visitors are taking tours inland and even engaging in “adventure tourism” like skydiving and scuba diving under the ever-sunlit skies of a Southern Hemisphere summer. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)

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A rebounding tourist trade in Antarctica, one that sees roughly 35,000 visitors annually, brings along with it growing concerns over safety and pollution.

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